Wildlife Disease and Zoonotics



Date of this Version

July 2004


Published by GOVERNMENT OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR, Department of Natural Resources. http://www.gov.nl.ca/agric/


All wild animals carry diseases. In some cases these might be of concern if they can spread to humans or domestic animals. In other cases they might be of interest if they impact on the health of our wild herds, or simply because the signs of the disease have been noticed and you want to know more.
This fact sheet is one of a series produced on the common diseases of caribou and covers the larval form of two different flies commonly seen in this province. Neither of these are a cause of public health concern.